EAVP Receives Learning Activity Kit for Play-Based Curriculum

Spaghetti dinner returns on February 11

By Stephanie D'Amour
Using a learning activity kit received as part of a grant, this group of students work together, building with large blocks, to make a dog house. From left to right are: Eila, Liam, a child who wishes not to be named, and Rose. Caption and photo: Stephanie D’Amour

Happy New Year from East Andover Village Preschool! This year we were very lucky to be part of a grant-funded project to advance play-based learning with Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. We received a learning activity kit with high quality manipulatives and materials to enhance our already emerging play-based curriculum. Since receiving the kit, we have watched the children use the materials in so many creative ways. Through play, our preschoolers are learning to make sense of the world, developing social and cognitive skills, and gaining self-confidence.

EAVP is bringing back our annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser held at AE/MS! After a two-year hiatus, we are very excited for our Saturday, February 11, date, complete with a delicious dinner, 50/50 raffle, and auction items. Be on the lookout for tickets soon!

Clara is sorting colored math manipulatives using tweezers to help strengthen her fine motor skills. The materials were part of a learning activity kit received by EAVP through a grant-funded project. Caption and photo: Stephanie D’Amour